• Ernesto Guererro, Director of Academic Advising

    Ernesto Guerrero Ed.D.

    Director of Academic Advising

    Ernesto joined the Advising Center in March 2016. He comes to CI from UCLA where he served in various positions in academic advising. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in Education Studies and Applied Developmental Psychology, a Master’s degree in Counseling in Student Affairs, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, all from UCLA. He is excited to be a part of the CI community and looks forward to helping students achieve their academic goals.

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  • Monica Rivas, Assistant Director of Advising

    Monica Rivas

    Assistant Director of Advising, Special Populations Coordination

    Monica joined the Advising Center in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara and Master’s from California Lutheran University in Counseling and Guidance. Prior to CI, Monica worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

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  • Todd Oberson, Assistant Director of Advising

    Todd Oberson

    Assistant Director of Advising, Technology Services Coordination

    Todd has an MBA from Colorado State University and is also quite familiar with the CSU system, having completed his Bachelor's degree at CSU Long Beach and his Master's degree in Educational Leadership at San Diego State. Todd worked in international education at San Diego State and San Jose State. Prior to coming to CI, Todd worked for an Italian university, recruiting U.S. students interested in studying in Italy.

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  • Claudia Sitlington, Academic Advisor

    Claudia Sitlington

    Peer Advising Coordinator

    Claudia joined the Advising Center in January 2014. She comes to CI after nine years of advising at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Education. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Film also from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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  • Hannah Smit, Academic Advisor

    Hannah Smit

    Coordinator of Targeted Graduation Initiatives

    Hannah holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from UC Irvine, and a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling at University of La Verne. She joined CI after serving as an Undergraduate Advisor and a Graduate Program Assistant at UC Santa Barbara for nine years. She also worked as a Student Services Assistant for almost two years at Southwestern Law School.

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  • Kristen Dobson, Academic Advisor

    Kristen Dobson

    Academic Advisor

    Kristen joined the Advising Center in November 2014. She graduated from CI in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has studied abroad in Europe and New Zealand while at CI and has a passion for traveling. She continued on to a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. She is excited to be here at CI again as an Advisor to help students reach their academic goals.

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  • Daniela Ochoa, Academic Advisor

    Daniela Ochoa

    Academic Advisor

    Daniela received her Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Spanish from California Lutheran University and went on to obtain her Masters of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Prior to CI, Daniela worked as an undergraduate academic advisor at USC.

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  • Head shot of Graduation Advisor Eileen Ryding

    Eileen Ryding

    Graduation Advisor

    Eileen joined the Advising Center in July 2017. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance (emphasis in College Student Personnel), both from California Lutheran University. Prior to CI she worked in IT, training, program, and student support services positions at CSU Northridge and California Lutheran University.

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  • Pic of Aurora Kewald, Support Coordinator

    Aurora Kewald

    Support Coordinator

    Aurora joined CI in March 2017. Previously she worked at Cal State LA for 10 years. She earned a Bachelor's in English at UC Berkeley after transferring form East Los Angeles College.

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